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Heart scarab of Paenaset

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Green slate heart scarab with carefully modeled details on the back and Book of the Dead spell 30b on the base.

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Dimensions

Width x length: 3.2 x 5.4 cm (1 1/4 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.561

Medium or Technique

Slate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids